Respecting the Beliefs of Others – If Lebanese Can Do It, Why Can’t Americans?

The population of Lebanon is 95 percent Arab and is mostly of the Muslim faith with a large Christian population, but only around 200 Jews:

Muslim 59.7% (Shia, Sunni, Druze, Isma’ilite, Alawite or Nusayri), Christian 39% (Maronite Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Melkite Catholic, Armenian Orthodox, Syrian Catholic, Armenian Catholic, Syrian Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Chaldean, Assyrian, Copt, Protestant), other 1.3%

While we Americans are feuding over converting an old building last used by Burlington Coat Factory into a Muslim community center with prayer rooms, Lebanon is allowing the restoration of a Jewish synagogue in Beirut.

If Muslims are allowing this in the capitol of Lebanon, why can’t ‘Christian’ Americans allow Sufi Muslims to finish their community center in New York?



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Vietnam Vet, UT El Paso Grad, Retired Aerospace Engineer, former union rep, 60’s Republican now progressive, web admin, blogger.

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